ASG and RIC Honor Outstanding Faculty Members

ASG and RIC Honor Outstanding Faculty Members
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Associated Student Government and Residents’ Interhall Congress awarded three faculty members the Outstanding Faculty Member Award for the 2013-14 academic year at the annual Faculty Appreciation Banquet.

“It is evident that the University of Arkansas would not be the same without its amazing teachers, and the banquet was all about honoring these special teachers who have greatly impacted student’s education here on campus, ” said Casey O’Grady, ASG director of special events.

Professors Jennifer Veilleux, Carleton Holt, and Joy Reeber were honored with the Outstanding Faculty Member Awards.

Veilleux joined the department of psychological science in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences staff just two short years ago but has wasted no time making her mark. As a clinical psychologist, she researches emotional states and how they influence behaviors. “I don’t want you to have all the answers. I want to teach you how to think; how to create. I want to teach you how to learn,” Veilleux said to a former student. 

Holt is an sssociate professor of educational leadership in the College of Education Health Professions’ department of curriculum and instruction. Holt received several nominations for the award. One student wrote, “He encourages a love and understanding for the diverse student by setting the example himself. Dr. Holt's students enter their career with confidence and skill, as well as his contagious compassion for our educational endeavors.”

Reeber is an instructor from the department of world languages, literatures and cultures in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences here at the University.  She has inspired and left a lasting impression on many of her students. “She demands the attention of her classroom with little effort.  She makes a class that has the potential to bore many students come alive for her students” wrote one. 

Other faculty members were nominated and recognized at the banquet. The full slate of honorees included:

  • Douglas Adams
  • Anne B. Diallo
  • Thomas Goldstein
  • Michelle Gray
  • Daniel Levine
  • Chris Shields
  • Hongjian Wang
Contacts

Rudy Trejo,ASG Advisor
Associated Student Government
479-575-5255, rgtrejo@uark.edu

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